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post #1861 of 1873
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On the subject of Northampton, Im hopefully off on a leather buying trip this week, ideally to pick up some Annonay Vocalou for our Calf Lined and Raised, some one off pieces for Special Editions and some watch strap calfs. Lots of photos will no doubt be taken!

In the meantime, just looking through our photos and haven't seen these for little while, Aus Nut and Oxford Tan are a great combo :-)

http://www.equusleather.co.uk/belts/bridle-leather-belts/the-lined-and-raised-bridle-leather-belt.html




Charlie

Well we have Black and Oxblood Annonay Vocalou arriving next week for our Calf L&R! I picked the leather myself, 7 hours of driving but worth it to select the pieces we get myself. I also picked up a very small amount of Alligator in Black and Chocolate and found some lovely 1mm St Crispin veg tan Calf that'll make great formal watch straps. I saw but didnt buy a whole batch of Annonay Rusticalf in various grains that we potentially have access to for Special Editions...

Photos in due course! The Calf L&R on the website will be rewritten from scratch with the new leathers and the Aspley buckle which is perfectly suited to it.

Charlie
post #1862 of 1873

Gator for belts? And Rusticalf belts from you would be great!

post #1863 of 1873

I am about to purchase either the Aspley or Stratfield belts. Looking for a high quality belt for all occasions but mainly for office wear so which buckle would you guys recommend out of the two?

 

And another question, might seem silly, but lets say I am a waist size of 31, and I am ordering 33 or 33 and a half belt size, and I am planning on losing a bit of weight, would that greatly affect the sizing of my belt if I lost maybe a waist size or so?

post #1864 of 1873
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Gator for belts? And Rusticalf belts from you would be great!

Gaitor for watch straps initially, though we're quality checking the samples we have first of all so not in production as yet. Maybe belts in due course though! Photos as soon as we've made some samples!

I'm planning a series of calf belts and straps, probably for the Stratfield buckle first of all using the Rusticalf grains but we need to get the formal Calf L&R done first. Again, photos shortly :-)

Charlie
post #1865 of 1873
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I am about to purchase either the Aspley or Stratfield belts. Looking for a high quality belt for all occasions but mainly for office wear so which buckle would you guys recommend out of the two?

And another question, might seem silly, but lets say I am a waist size of 31, and I am ordering 33 or 33 and a half belt size, and I am planning on losing a bit of weight, would that greatly affect the sizing of my belt if I lost maybe a waist size or so?

Hi Dillon,

I guess the buckle that'll be best for you first of all depends which look you prefer, the single sided Aspley, very traditional buckle shape and style or the double sided Stratfield. Both will work great in the circumstances you want, they will do smart/smart casual with ease.

If you wear a true 31" trouser Id go for 33" as a max and you could even go for a 32" if you plan to loose some weight. The belts all come with 5 or 7 holes (depending on the configuration you order) with the size being to the middle hole so theres enough room to loose 2" of weight and have holes the belt will do up on as long as you dont have the belt too big to start with. If you think you might loose a lot of weight the Stratfield belt kit will allow you to replace just the strap entirely more cost effectively than replacing a whole Aspley which might be worth bearing in mind. If you loose more than about 3" we can shorten the belt invisibly in the Spa as well.

I hope that helps! Feel free to email/PM me if you want to go through the details, more than happy to help!

Charlie
post #1866 of 1873

Thanks for the reply. I usually wear 32" trousers, but my belt holes all measure up to 33" so I am a 31" waist at the moment. I have fluctuated between 30-32" waist in terms of weight and I wish to purchase a belt that will last me a long time. Thus, I will most likely purchase the belt in 33" with 5 holes to allow for some change.

 

I really do like the Aspley design and I don't think I will have extreme weight loss.

 

Looking forward to purchasing this belt now.

post #1867 of 1873
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Thanks for the reply. I usually wear 32" trousers, but my belt holes all measure up to 33" so I am a 31" waist at the moment. I have fluctuated between 30-32" waist in terms of weight and I wish to purchase a belt that will last me a long time. Thus, I will most likely purchase the belt in 33" with 5 holes to allow for some change.

I really do like the Aspley design and I don't think I will have extreme weight loss.

Looking forward to purchasing this belt now.

My pleasure, glad to help!

Charlie
post #1868 of 1873
I got one of your belts back in 2012, a West End in Australian Nut, and I still use it frequently. I'm very fond of it, and I think I'll get another one of your belts sometime during the coming year. One thing that I've wondered is if it would be possible to make a lined and raised for the Stratfield Buckle?
post #1869 of 1873
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I got one of your belts back in 2012, a West End in Australian Nut, and I still use it frequently. I'm very fond of it, and I think I'll get another one of your belts sometime during the coming year. One thing that I've wondered is if it would be possible to make a lined and raised for the Stratfield Buckle?

I'm glad its doing well :-)

The Bridle Leather L&R is too thick for the Stratfield design Im afraid. We do plan to have Calf straps for the Stratfield in due course though, we can then create an L&R thats around 3 1/2mm thick in total (or a lot less potentially) that'll work. In Bridle leather it would have to be one of the single thickness straps.

Sorry!

Charlie
post #1870 of 1873
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I'm glad its doing well :-)

The Bridle Leather L&R is too thick for the Stratfield design Im afraid. We do plan to have Calf straps for the Stratfield in due course though, we can then create an L&R thats around 3 1/2mm thick in total (or a lot less potentially) that'll work. In Bridle leather it would have to be one of the single thickness straps.

Sorry!

Charlie

Nothing to apologize for. smile.gif I suspected that that'd be the case, I'll get back to you at a later date regarding a L&R in calf for the Stratfield. The idea of a single buckle with several straps is great, but I haven't seen it executed well by too many makers, you and Hermès are two of a few, and I suspect that a L&R calf Stratfield would end up being a superior product when compared to the Hermès alternative.
post #1871 of 1873
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Nothing to apologize for. smile.gif I suspected that that'd be the case, I'll get back to you at a later date regarding a L&R in calf for the Stratfield. The idea of a single buckle with several straps is great, but I haven't seen it executed well by too many makers, you and Hermès are two of a few, and I suspect that a L&R calf Stratfield would end up being a superior product when compared to the Hermès alternative.

Thank you for the kind words, much appreciated! Of course I cant give a completely objective answer to that but ours our entirely hand stitched (the H belts and watch straps are either 100% machine stitched or sometimes hand stitched at the very ends - huge difference in time investment) and the leather will be sourced from the same tanneries, plus the Stratfield buckles are made and Palladium plated in Paris as (presumably) the H buckles are. Im sure the H belts are very nice as well though - Hermes own the tanneries we're buying from and are one of the very few big luxury brands who make great stuff rather than just having a great brand, which they also do, I very much admire a lot of their work.

I plan to get some of the grained Rusticalf for these as well as the smooth Vocalou calf if I can, I think it'll be a great combo
post #1872 of 1873

Hey Charlie, how do you think the Oxford Tan will work Allen Edmond's burnished chili/bob's chili?

 

-Jeremy

post #1873 of 1873
I have finally admitted to losing my russet belt from you guys, just as it was starting to get good. I've reordered one from you and would rather go beltless(or wear a different equus with my denim) than mess with any other brand. That's a testament to your quality right there.
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